12 Then said he unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen what the ancients of the house of Israel do in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagery? for they say, The LORD seeth us not; the LORD hath forsaken the earth.
There are things about all of us that lay hidden from the view of others.
We are a society of Imagery. What we see is not always really there. Digital imagery allows us to create a facade of what is real. Similarly, we have the capacity to hide who we really are. In fact, it is human nature.
Some of us here have come “dressed up” in a false appearance.
We don’t always know the details that we think we know about situations.
I will be aware of appearances and impressions, but most of all, I must be right.
Paul explained that, through all his dealings for the cause of Christ, his own relationship with God was of utmost importance.
Paul did not want to become a castaway.(1 Cor 9:27)
Integrity-Steadfast adherence to a strict moral code.
-also put like this: doing the right thing when no one else is looking.
Proverbs 11:3- The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.
Numbers 32:23- be sure your sin will find you out.
When we sin, even in secret, it damages us on the inward parts.
Gal. 6:7 7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Nobody likes a liar.
Proverbs 12:22 Lying lips [are] abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly [are] his delight.